From on stage to behind the scenes
Khayla is a professional dancer with talents that extend well beyond the stage. With an MA in Arts & Cultural Management from King's College London and BA degrees in Dance and English from Loyola Marymount University, she has an international and insider perspective on the arts and entertainment industries. This has led to successful work behind the curtain, with specific experience in:
- Marketing, Social Media, & PR
- Event/Production Management & Artist Management
- Journalism & Copywriting
Splitting her time between Los Angeles and London, Khayla has had the pleasure of working with Tremaine Dance Conventions, Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre, and others.
Coordinated print and social media advertising initiatives for the academy's events and performances in local/national magazines and Facebook/Instagram.
Managed partnerships with various arts/entertainment companies, including performance centers and dance supply retailers, to coordinate cross-promotional opportunities and events, such as Dance Sundays in partnership with the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.
Nine social media accounts (over Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) serving the dance academy (70.8K Instagram followers), Debbie Allen (601K Instagram followers), and Freeze Frame the Musical
Academic, research-based essays for the completion of an MA in Arts & Cultural Management
Academic, research-based essays for the completion of a BA in English and Dance
Former Managing Director
Heidi Duckler Dance Theatre
An individual mature beyond her years, Khayla not only researched potential funders and wrote full proposals for our education program, but she also consistently handled countless day to day tasks...
Associate Dean, College of Communication & Fine Arts
Loyola Marymount University
I would say that Khayla's ability to write clearly, with voice and style, her natural warmth with other human beings, her ability to see the big picture, to look down the road to identify unintended consequences, and her willingness to persevere, invent, revise, and bring projects to fruition... are among her signature strengths.
BodyTraffic Dance Company
She is inquisitive, self-aware, and focused on the task at hand, with a well-organized and practical mind that is both internally attentive and externally confident... I have seen Khayla work successfully as an individual and in groups, balancing her own assertive ideas and a concern for others’ input.